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Software Identifies Opportunities for Decarbonizing Buildings

Cushman & Wakefield has launched C&W Green Buildings, a proprietary digital software assessment tool that identifies custom decarbonization, retrofitting and cost savings opportunities for real estate investors and owners. Created through an exclusive partnership with CFP Green Buildings (CFP), a consultancy with a mission of making buildings and homes more sustainable, the tool offers Cushman…

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targets within its social value framework. According to the report, all 13 of the targets which were set in 2021 have been achieved or exceeded, spanning Mitie’s People, Environment, Supply Chain and Community pillars. Primary focuses…

Net Zero

Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a partnership between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Siemens. A feasibility study has been commissioned which demonstrates how a virtual representation of the energy and transport infrastructure within East…

Net Zero

Accelerating the Race to Net Zero

Johnson Controls has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees which helps organisations around the world achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation goals. The new collaboration aims to accelerate building owners’ and operators’ progress toward net zero by leveraging 3Degrees’ large-scale environmental commodity solutions, including Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) transactions, long-term renewable energy procurement, carbon credit portfolio management, transportation…

Education

Supporting University Estate Directors with Decarbonisation

SSE Energy Solutions has partnered with The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) in the United Kingdom to inform Universities on the best practices to go green and decarbonise. Energy professionals from SSE have provided certified Continuing Professional Development training across university campuses, on the topic of decarbonisation. The sessions, led by subject matter…

COP26

New Scope 3 Emissions Guidance for Net Zero Buildings in the UK

New guidance published by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and BAM FM sets out how all carbon sources that fall outside an organization’s scope 1 and 2 boundary for emissions can achieve net zero carbon. According to their joint authors, the new guidelines transform the ability of building operators and managers to measure and…

FM

The White Company to Reduce Emissions with Cloudfm

Lifestyle brand The White Company has appointed Cloudfm to manage its 67 sites in the UK and Ireland under a three-year contract that will introduce an innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions. Cloudfm’s technology-driven approach will provide greater transparency throughout the process to improve cost-control and boost response times to improve the customer experience. In…

FM

Red Diesel in the UK: Helping Clients with the New Changes

Russel Rhodes, Business Development Manager at Adler and Allan, considers the operating consequences for facilities managers of legislation limiting the use of red diesel in the United Kingdom. April 1st has been, and gone, and red diesel has been banned from use in certain sectors. However, this wasn’t a standalone event. It is part of…

FM

Facilities Managers: Sustainability is your job too

Cormac Crossan, Commercial Real Estate Business Development Director at Schneider Electric UK&I, on why sustainability is a function of facilities management. Many of us have heard the staggering fact that the buildings and construction sector accounts for almost 40 per cent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. But did you know that up to 80 per…

Environment

Cloudfm Welcomes UK Net Zero Report

Cloudfm has welcomed a House of Commons Environment Audit Committee (EAC) report that calls for whole-life carbon assessments of larger buildings. ‘Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction’ criticises the government for focusing too much on reporting energy efficiency and lacking the impetus to mandate reporting on embodied carbon emissions for the whole life…

Net Zero

Schneider Electric and RIB back Industry-leading Carbon Calculator Technology

Schneider Electric- and RIB have partnered with Building Transparency, a non-profit organization that has developed a free and open access tool targeted at reducing the impact of embodied carbon and making the AEC industry more efficient and sustainable.Following its recent acquisition of RIB, the partnership further strengthens Schneider Electric’s expertise in smart and carbon-free buildings. …

fire safety

Make Do and Mend: Supporting the Environmental Argument Against Demolition

Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on calls from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the government to halt building demolition in favour of refurbishment and repurposing as the UK transitions to a more sustainable built environment. With the built environment accounting for 38% of total energy-related global CO2 emissions,…

Engineering

Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for…

Net Zero

Mayoral Summit to Discuss Decarbonisation in the British Isles

SSE Energy Solutions supported by Green TV will host a Mayors’ Leadership Group from 7th to 8th June with participants invited from across the UK and Ireland to discuss the actions needed to decarbonise cities and entire regions.  Following the success of an inaugural summit last November, the two-day event at the Science and Industry…

M&A

Johnson Controls Acquisition of Asset Plus

Johnson Controls has acquired Asset Plus, a specialist provider of energy reduction and zero-carbon measures for the UK public sector. Delivering sustainability savings for multiple NHS organisations, local authorities, and educational establishments, Asset Plus provides strategic support and project management for energy efficiency measures and retrofitting across complex built environments. This includes low-carbon heating through…

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